We are a team dedicated to building a healthier Georgia from the ground up. This site is part of our public education campaign. Our goal is to bring awareness to the opioid crisis in Georgia through Rural Georgia: Growing Stronger. This campaign is sponsored by UGA Cooperative Extension with grant support from the Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grant Program [grant no. 2021-46100-35337/project accession no. 1027026] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Meet Our Team


Diane Bales
Maria Bowie
Amanda Abraham
Courtney Brown
Grace Bagwell Adams
Virginia Brown
Henry Young

Extension Agents

Georgeanne Cook
Laura Smith
Sylvia Davis
Rachel Stewart
Lauren Dye
Rebecca Thomas

Graduate Students

Megan DeFluri
Sydney Ehinger
Carey Hotaling

Contact Us

Email Diane Bales: dbales@uga.edu